Plight of the Palastinian

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Students do their bit for Palestinians

28 January 2009, New Straits Times

Cyberjaya: A charity event to highlight the plight of the Palestinians is being organised by the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

The two-month-long event entitled “Plight of the Palestinians: From Grim to Bleak” was launched recently.

Speaking at the launch, Palestinian ambassador Abdelaziz Aboughozh said he was grateful and touched by the response from Limkokwing students and their collective efforts to bring peace there.

“We are still waiting to implement the whole peace initiative that we Palestinian people and our leadership agreed upon,” Abdelaziz said. He added that Israeli leaders should be taken to task.

In his address, which was read out by Tiffanee Marie Lim, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lim Kok Wing said that there were times when the university, which celebrated creativity, had to respond to disastrous events which took place around the world.

“The recent conflict in Gaza has taken a terrible toll on the lives of civilians, especially Palestinian children who paid a heavy price.

“It is baffling that nations that can do something to stop the killing can look the other way when children are being massacred.” said Lim.

He said that the exhibition provided a brief history of the Palestinian struggle and tells the root cause of the conflict between Israel and Palestine and why world leaders were facing difficulty in resolving the issue.

A song by Limkokwing Sound and Music Academy entitled Let’s Heal The World, a poem recitation by Lesego Goitsemang, speeches by student representatives and a video presentation were part of the launch.

Besides performances, guests and students signed a petition to protest against Israel’s action. Guests also checked out the many pictures of the war which were a part of the exhibition.

Buttons, scarves and brochures were sold to raise funds for the Palestinians.

Donations are also being collected by the university. Proceeds will be handed over to the embassy of Palestine.

Palestinian student Rafat Dakhili said: “The persecution has made us strong people. We still live in hope that something will happen to change our lives.”

He added that the campaign and support gave him hope because he knew the story of the Palestinian plight was being told.

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